Ava Robotics, the iRobot spinout known for its telepresence robots, is expanding its product portfolio with the introduction of an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection robot for corporate offices, warehouses, and other work spaces. The new robot is an evolution of a research project Ava Robotics conducted with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Greater Boston…
UVC robot built by MIT CSAIL disinfects Greater Boston Food Bank
Using ultraviolet light, a UVC robot developed by MIT and Ava Robotics can disinfect a warehouse floor in half an hour. It could one day be used in grocery stores, schools, and other public spaces
5G is coming, so robotics innovators should get ready, say Verizon, Qualcomm at Robotics Summit
At the 2019 Robotics Summit & Expo, executives from Verizon, Qualcomm, and other companies emphasized the importance of readiness for the variety of robotics applications that 5G will enable.
Robotics investments recap: April 2019
Despite a few high-profile failures, robotics investments kept going strong in April 2019, with funding flowing to companies working on self-driving cars, supply chain automation, and robots in healthcare.
Waypoint Robotics provides mobile manipulation platform to MassTLC 5G Robotics Challenge
In the MassTLC 5G Robotics Challenge, teams are working to develop robots for industrial and other uses. They will have access to resources from Ericsson, Verizon, and Waypoint Robotics.
Ava Robotics raises $2.9M as demand grows for telepresence robots
Ava Robotics, which is building autonomy and high-definition teleconferencing into its telepresence robots, has raised funds as analysts expect the market to grow.
Mobile robot developers get a look under the hood at Robotics Summit & Expo 2019
Engineers can learn about recent developments in mobile robot technology from speakers, exhibitors, and peers at this conference in Boston in June.
Cognitive robotics, intelligent machines take center stage at Robotics Summit & Expo 2019
CLEVELAND and BOSTON — Business-to-business publisher WTWH Media has announced a series of keynotes, sessions, and workshops at this year’s Robotics Summit & Expo dedicated to educating the robotics engineering community about how artificial intelligence and machine learning are making commercial and cognitive robots smarter and more useful. Topics include decision making, object identification, vision…
Telepresence Robot from Ava Autonomously Navigates Workplaces
Cambridge, Mass.-based Ava Robotics, a startup that spun out of iRobot in late 2016, launched its Ava telepresence robot. The big differentiator for the Ava telepresence robot, when compared to competitors such as Double Robotics and Suitable Technologies, is that Ava maps its environment and autonomously navigates through it. There’s no need for humans to…